The Who’s Tommy 2/5/2015 Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL Adaptations of things we love can change our relationship with the source material. The best adaptations add new dimensions and new understandings of the source material (see NBC’s Hannibal or Johnny Cash’s cover of NIN’s “Hurt”), helping you to understand how rich it is or a different side of it. The worst adaptations make you question the source material and why you ever liked it in the first place. Unfortunately, the latter
Category Archives: Shows
Black Lips with King Khan and the BBQ Show September 19th, 2014 Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL Punk shows are timelessly great. You usually get at least three acts, each playing tons of songs (thanks to their 2-3 minute run times), and non-stop energy from the crowd for very little money. We caught the Southern garage punks Black Lips, King Khan in punk rock duo form with the BBQ Show, and a solid opener in Heavy Times for just $18
Zac Brown Band Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater September 12, 2014 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Maryland Heights, MO is the seventh level of hell.
Pinestock Music Festival September 6th, 2014 Churubusco, IN Churubusco, Indiana isn’t known for much beyond turtles (it’s high school mascot) and this creepy burger restaurant with clown dolls, but Pinestock Music Festival in the last four years has given Churubusco a new name. And that’s home of one of the best fests in the Midwest.
Arcade Fire, Dan Deacon, and Devo August 30th, 2014 United Center, Chicago, IL Wes’s Thoughts: Groupon is best known in the concert world for getting you discounted tickets on bad 90’s acts like Scott Stapp or 80’s hair bands like Poison, but for once, it paid off in the world of indie rock. Arcade Fire, the overly-ambitious suckers they are, put on two nights at United Center, where the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks play which seats over 20,000, and since